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Dark Corners -
Subject: Dark Corners Video Review
Try before you buy. Dark Corners reviews the best of the worst. Check out our Dark Corners review of Body of Prey (also known as The Revenge of Dr X) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIwEjAnhoM
Subject: Woodian throughout...
...from the very first scene, when Angry Doctor incoherently explodes about not having any cigarettes while his colleague reminds him he doesn't smoke. I've seen James Craig turn in adequate performances in The Cyclops and a few bit roles, so the film's problems lie elsewhere. Still, it's watchable and fun.
Super YiaYia -
Subject: FUN & CRAZY MOVIE TO RELAX BY
Every movie does not need to be an Academy performance, for Pete's Sake!
I feel that if a group of humans and/or plants, or any kind of ?, can create a movie of any kind, should be admired! It is so easy to sit back and criticize someone's efforts. YUP It seems to me there is an enormous amount of work and cost to do any movie. Kudos to anyone who attempts to try and make a movie.
I always try to watch any movie with an open and accepting mind. AHHHHHHH Yes, the acting and script was pretty silly & bad.
But I say
I LIKE IT
I LIKE IT
I LIKE IT
CHA CHA CHA
Subject: Competition For Manos
There is so much that is bad about this movie. A person could spend the rest of her/his life listing it all. It's just stupid and awful, but there was enough that was amusingly bad to get me through it. I couldn't watch all of the movie in one sitting.
There is a definite Plan 9 from Outer Space vibe to the characterizations and story, but without that movie's charm. The plot and several story elements come from the 1931 Frankenstein movie. The dialog is mostly inane as the story meanders from scene to scene. The cinematography is really bad.
The star, Anger Man, is apparently a space research executive, who through overwork in finishing a project has had a breakdown, so he takes a vacation to pursue another interest. Anger Man nuts up over anything and nothing throughout the film. Perhaps seeing a therapist would have been a better choice than a vacation, but then we wouldn't have had this movie. Anger Man has a Japanese friend who agrees to help him cross a Venus flytrap with a rare Japanese carnivorous plant that she has heard may exist near her family home. They go to Japan, eventually finding the plant. He crosses them, making a ridiculous, green, man shaped monster with roots on its head, red Venus flytraps for hands, light yellow petals around its neck, and a kind of evil looking face with hollow eyes. This all proves his thesis that man descended from plants. Yeah. In a twist on the Frankenstein story, rather than the monster getting the brain of a murderer, Anger Man injects it with blood he takes from a deranged person so that it can walk. I guess he's completely around the bend by this point, but it works.
I downloaded the 1.2GB MPEG1 file. Expect muddy video, the audio less so, not that it matters, and bizarre music.
Subject: Fun fun fun
This is my new favorite movie! From the Romper Room sounding music, questionable science and the doctor with anger issues, it's an hour and a half of entertainment. And I agree, it sure sounds like one of Ed's movies (story and dialogue), although the sets are better than his usually are. I'm going to recommend this to my select group of friends that enjoy the truly horrible :-)
Subject: Mystery Movie
I suspect that the association with Toei is the monster "Insectivoras". Toei most likely created the monster suit. I may be wrong, but I think that it has a certain "Toei look" to it. Toei has been credited for the creation of Yongary and the miniature effects for that film. For those who don't know, Toei is the studio that produced Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (aka Giant Robo) and the original Japanese versions of Power Rangers.
This movie must have gotten some sort of distribution since it is known under multiple titles and a print was available to make the initial gray market VHS release under the title "Revenge of Dr. X". I don't think I'm going out on a limb saying that no U.S. Distributor would have put this thing out under the obtuse title "Body of the Prey" What the heck does that mean anyway. It sounds like it might be a lose translation of a Japanese title and that makes sense. They would have had a title to shoot under and worried about a more acceptable title when the time came to sell the picture. It's still done this way a good bit in the film industry.
'Venus Flytrap" or "The Devil's Garden" sound like appropriate titles to me. Heck, even "Revenge
of Dr. X" isn't too far off the mark. I suspect that the use of credits from "The Mad Doctor of Blood Island" probably happened because the VHS distributor did not know what movie he had and MDOBI had the most similar plot description. The titles were new. They were not lifted from a print of Mad Doctor as those look very different
from the titles tacked on to this movie.
A for effort in creating the new title sequence
but the title 'Body of the Prey" was probably never used.
Subject: RE: boobage
Shoulda read the credits:)
Subject: Whoa! unexpected boobage
A bad movie and the dialogue is certainly bad enough to have been written by Ed Wood. "Flattery will get you everywhere doctor!" I was half-listening while working and looked up to see three topless Japanese women walking on the beach. I wouldn't have had it running at work had I known that. Nothing obscene (unless you think nudity is obscene) but not work safe. I'm halfway through and getting impatient for killer plants...
3 points for the badness of it all. Check out the music especially.